Top positive review
Blew me away. Best 3 quid ever spent!
on 29 August 2010
I'm not into 'R&B' at all and only noticed Alicia Keys when she sang on the World Cup opening ceremony. She was singing like her life depended on it and that song about New York became a favourite.
So when I saw this 'Unplugged', I thought I'd give it a go, especially as it was so cheap. The classic jazz-singing style of some of these numbers was a very pleasant surprise.
Although the tracks are recorded live, the quality of both Alicia's vocals and the production is mindblowing.
Add to this the personal touch of Alicia's introducing of the songs and interacting with the audience, and you have a really touching and enjoyable listen.
I would have flown across the Atlantic to hear this set in person.
I rarely, rarely award 5 stars but I have no hesitation in awarding them all here.